29 February 2008

This day in history: 29 Feb

1704: French and Indian (Abenaki, Mohawk and Pennacook) forces raided Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing 141 people and taking 109 prisoners.

1944: American forces landed in the Japanese-occupied Admiralty Islands, near the eastern end of New Guinea (Operation BREWER).

1956: US President Dwight D Eisenhower announced that he would run for a second term.

Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786-1868) died on this date.

And happy birthday to John Holland (1840–1914), Jimmy Dorsey (1904–1957), Dinah Shore (1916-1994) and Jack Lousma (1936-TBD)

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